background

History

Tradition & progress

 

1936  

The foundation stone for the Maschinenbau Lienenbrügger GmbH was laid when the married couple Karl and Waltraud Lienenbrügger started the production of technical brushes and founded their own business.

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1957  

With the takeover of a second enterprise LIDU started growing. The company benefitted from additional machine capacities, a greater diversity of products and the increasing customer base.

 

Karl Lienenbrügger registered a patent for a specifically constructed brush. Installed on a railway construction machine (gravel plough) the brush was able to scatter ballast on rail systems.

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1964  

The domiciles of company and family were relocated to the present location in Dülmen. In the Meantime the manufacture covered spare parts for track superstructure machines and general mechanical engineering components.

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1977  

LIDU invested in its first CNC-controlled turning machine.

 

Early the 1980s the two daughters Rita Schaefer and Elke Wemhoff assumed the company management together with their husbands.

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1990  

The manufacture of technical brushes was completely ceased. LIDU employed 55 people and concentrated itself completely on new business segments.

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1996  

With Peter Wemhoff, Heike Coenen and Frank Schaefer the third family generation joined the management. The number of employees rose by 100 people.

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2004  

A new high rack warehouse with 1.200 pallet spaces was built.

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2007  

The new fully climate controlled production hall was finished and a multifunctional turning-drilling-milling centers of WFL Millturn Technologies was put into operation. This offers ideal conditions for processing complex machinery components, e.g. for ship gear constructions or the wind energy industry.

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2009  

LIDU was almost unconcerned by the ramifications of the global economic crisis and mastered the difficult situation without short-time work. By contrast the company was able to maintain the production capacity by investing in replacements - and boosted its operating performance that way.

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